The Microsoft Ignite conference delivers the largest and most comprehensive perspective on the future of enterprise technology, bringing together technicians, engineers and Microsoft partners from around the world. This conference was, by all accounts, a smashing success, drawing some 26,000+ IT professionals, customers, and prospects to 700+ technical sessions and workshops covering a wide range of Microsoft products, including Azure, Office 365, Windows, SharePoint and others.
On September 25, the first day of the conference, we announced an exciting development for Microsoft Azure Cloud administrators who are looking for a reliable, robust and easy-to-configure firewall for their cloud deployments. Our 5nine Smart Firewall for Azure application was officially approved by and certified for inclusion in the Azure Marketplace.
5nine Smart Firewall for Azure, previously known as 5nine AzSec, is a console-based application that provides IT administrators with powerful tools to manage and monitor Azure systems and to prevent vulnerabilities that can surface during the configuration of public or hybrid cloud environments.
5nine’s recent inclusion in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace means that the Smart Firewall for Azure is now officially endorsed by Microsoft. This application, which can be run on a server or in the cloud, helps maintain network traffic and security rules for cloud deployments. This endorsement means that our product meets stringent requirements for rapid integration, seamless operation, and automatic compatibility with Azure virtual machine deployments.
We are proud of our inclusion in the Azure Marketplace. This best-in-class marketplace makes it easy for customers to build their systems using only the best components available.
This year we’ve seen a large influx of businesses migrate from legacy cloud providers or private clouds to Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is a great technology, but it’s still relatively new in the market. This means that many users are not yet fully familiar with all deployment options and requirements, including the proper configuration of security rules and other important tasks.
5nine Software wants to make your Azure cloud deployment a success, and virtualization a business driver for your company. Our solutions can help secure your public cloud, giving you the same confidence you already have in your private cloud.
If you didn’t get the chance to attend Ignite in person this year, you can still check out our coverage of the event on our Twitter page. We shared announcements, news, photos and more of our booth, the event and the 5nine team, giving you insight into the MS Ignite experience. Follow our blog for more exciting announcements about upcoming events and products, and for helpful virtualization tips.